Misconstruing
Misconstrue Mis*con"strue, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Misconstrued}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Misconstruing}.] To construe wrongly; to interpret erroneously. [1913 Webster]

Do not, great sir, misconstrue his intent. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Much afflicted to find his actions misconstrued. --Addison. [1913 Webster]


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